Ismael from San Francisco, CA

1st generation immigrant going to college. With 1 enrollment fee I can start classes!

I need assistance paying my enrollment fee so I can be the first in my family to graduate with a degree in graphic design.


Ismael is thankful for your support! Feb 17, 2017

Ismael has the following to say to his supporters:

"I would like to thank everyone that made it happened in respect of my ask. The $ that was donated will help me during my spring tuition as I have to prepare for the spring/summer semester. Thanks Benevolent and all of the donors to continue to support our young adults in SF."


My name is Ismael. I’m the oldest of two and I was born and raised in San Francisco. I come from a family of immigrants as my dad and mom came to this country when they were young. Both of my parents struggle to finish their education and both have provided for me and my brother so we can continue to pursue our education and goals in life.

My goals are to get Adobe Photoshop Certified, get a design certificate from Miami Ad School, and to build a career as a graphic designer. If you can help me with my tuition I will make sure to work very hard and to accomplish my goals.

I need assistance to pay for my tuition so I can enroll at Miami Ad School and pursue the design certification program. I am planning to pay for the remaining funds for my tuition by submitting couple of FAFSA Grants. They take a while to get so I am hoping that getting help from you wonderful donors will allow me to pay the tuition by the time the funding comes if I get any from FAFSA.

Meeting this goal need would help me because having my design certification would allow me to take a job and help my parents with rent and provide for my basic needs.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Ismael fund this need.

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Need funded!

3 supporters


This need has been validated by Leonardo from Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

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Validated by Leonardo from Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (What does this mean?)

I have know Ismael for a long time. Ismael is very dedicated to become a graphic designer. He has persevere to stay in school and now is getting closed to his professional goal.

About Leonardo

Leonardo Sosa has mentored over 1,500 youth to become technology ambassadors, and he has trained over 100 instructors on best practices in a technology and leadership curricula across the country since 2003. In 1995 he launched Youth-Net, the first youth technology program serving the Mission. In… Read more

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